Xerox has released a new suite of applications to manage corporate print fleets and improve connectivity of print devices.
The Xerox Workplace Solutions includes print management and mobility offerings available in cloud or on-premise server versions. The solutions have been designed for companies operating fleets of printers and multifunction devices, and are intended to ensure that print devices are as connected as their employees are while maintaining convenience and security.
"The development of Xerox Workplace Solutions is our way of walking-the-walk by delivering market-leading security and mobility features while helping customers drive costs out of their print environment," said Tracey Koziol, senior vice president, Workplace Solutions Business Group, Xerox.
Xerox Workplace Solutions provides two security offerings designed to guard data and device accessibility.
Content Security enhances security procedures and protects intellectual property by monitoring all content that is printed, copied or scanned. It provides enterprises with another layer of protection, automatically notifying content owners or administrators if sensitive information is being printed or shared. This feature is especially valuable for organisations that regularly handle sensitive or confidential information.
Mobile Phone Unlock provides convenience and cost savings by enabling a mobile phone to unlock and authenticate Xerox AltaLink and VersaLink devices. This feature eliminates the need for costly card readers and their proximity cards. Users are authenticated by the Xerox Print Portal app on their phone and the Near Field Communication built into the devices' user interface (UI). Most mobile devices can also authenticate by scanning QR codes found on the UI of Xerox printers.
Additional features in the Xerox Workplace Solutions portfolio include reporting dashboard to monitor device usage and costs through one interface; print rules to restrict access to devices or features; a lower cost printing option for converting mobile documents to a print-ready format; and support US government standards for encryption.